Berkeley 'signs' Rafael Miranda, Jaime García-Legaz and Miguel Riaño to unlock his project in Salamanca

MADRID, 9 Nov.

Berkeley 'signs' Rafael Miranda, Jaime García-Legaz and Miguel Riaño to unlock his project in Salamanca


Berkeley Energia has appointed an Advisory Committee for the board of directors of its Spanish subsidiary, which owns the uranium mine project in Salamanca, which is currently in a 'dead line' situation due to the denial of authorization by the Government, which will be made up of Rafael Miranda, Jaime García-Legaz and Miguel Riaño, the company reported to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).

In this way, the company 'signs' people linked to the business and political world with great experience and prestige to defend its position in the country.

Berkeley Energia indicated that this Advisory Committee "will substantially strengthen" its position in Spain, "with the collective corporate, commercial and operational experience of the members of the committee, in addition to extensive commercial and government networks, which will greatly help the company as which continues to focus on resolving the current permitting situation and, ultimately, moving the Salamanca project forward toward production."

Miranda was CEO of Endesa and was until recently Chairman of Acerinox. In addition, he continues to be a member of the board of directors of Brookfield Asset Management, one of the largest investment funds in the world, as well as a member of the board of directors of other Spanish companies and institutions. He is also honorary president of Eurelectric, the European Electricity Association, and of the APD (Spanish Association of Directors).

For his part, Jaime García-Legaz has been president and CEO of AENA. He was also Secretary of Commerce and Trade of the Government from 2011 to 2016 and represented Spain in the Council of Ministers of Trade of the EU and the Council of Ministers of the G20.

Meanwhile, Miguel Riaño is the managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills in Spain, a firm specializing in energy, infrastructure, natural resources, the environment and public law.

At the end of 2021, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge rejected the Construction Authorization for the uranium concentrate plant as a radioactive facility in the Salamanca project.

Berkeley has defended that the Government rejected the company's request for NSC II "without following a legally established procedure" and has considered that the Ministry infringed the regulations on administrative procedures in Spain, as well as its Berkeley right of defense, "which would imply that the decision on the rejection of the company's NSC II application is not legal."

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